November 2006


President's corner

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This & That




BAWA Apparel. Hey! Be the first one in your block to be decked out in the latest BAWA finery. Wear the finery to the meetings, to the wood shows or just show your envious woodworker friends. Jay Perrine is the source of BAWA baseball caps ($10), and BAWA work shirts ($35 or so). You can contact him at or 408/378-1585.

Woodcraft. Dublin & San Carlos give the club a rebate on all purchases. Give receipts to Mark Rand.

Open Shop. Volunteer to open your shop to members. Contact Bruce Bell at or 415/681-8353.

This Month's Meeting

Nov 16th (3rd Thursday) 6:30 pm

This will be the BAWA Annual meeting and election of officers. Anyone who is interested in running please respond when the call for volunteers is announced.

There will be 2 Tech Talks . Harold Patterson will talk about the lock miter router bit. It is a pain to set up or the end of open miters? The bit has to be centered in the stock both horizontally and vertically. He will show you an easy way to achieve this. One of the benefits is squarer clamping and a stronger joint without splines or keys, because of the increased straight grain gluing surfaces.

Ken Habeeb will talk about Japanese Tansu. Don't know what it is? Come to the meeting and learn. It will be very interesting.

Also, the Annual Box Contest and Jigs & Fixtures night is here! The box contest is a semi-serious event with many different categories from Most Original to Most Unusual. In addition, it's jigs and fixtures so bring your box and your jigs and fixtures. This is one of my favorite meetings so that I can marvel at the ingenuity and sometimes the simplicity of jigs that can make woodworking so much easier.

Meeting Location

Bluebird Room,
William Walker Recreation Center
650 Shell Blvd., Foster City

HWY 101 - Take the East Hillsdale exit. Drive a mile plus toward the bay. Turn right at Shell Blvd. See FOR ALL DIRECTIONS below.

From the San Mateo Bridge take the Foster City exit and head southeast. Turn right on East Hillsdale and left on Shell. See FOR ALL DIRECTIONS below.

Take the Foster City exit turn right on Hillsdale, turn left on Shell. See FOR ALL DIRECTIONS below.

Once on Shell, go past the first signal. Look for the Recreation Center, a low building on your right. You will see a small parking lot adjacent to the building and a large parking lot just past the building.

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